The Hermitage Museum is 1 of the jewels of St. Petersburg, the previous capital of Russia. It is situated on the banking companies of the Neva River and illuminates the town with its white and turquoise facade. Started in 1764 at the instigation of Catherine II, it vies for the title of the world’s largest museum with Le Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. And the riches of the Hermitage is now available to all, free of charge of demand and from one’s dwelling, with the digital tour provided by the museum on its internet site.
The digital go to to the Hermitage commences with a go to to the Winter Palace, the previous official home of the Russian tsars. The position has been the scene of all the most important episodes in the record of Russia. Through the 1st Entire world War, for instance, aspect of the museum was employed as a medical center, although it became an object of propaganda when the Bolsheviks took electric power in Russia following the war. In 1941, when the siege of Leningrad (the previous identify of St. Petersburg) started, the Hermitage was 1 of the favorite targets of the Wehrmacht, the Nazi army.
Together with four other structures – the Very little Hermitage, the Excellent Hermitage, the New Hermitage and the Hermitage Theatre – the Winter Palace constitutes the Hermitage Museum, with three million artworks, of which “only” 60,000 are on exhibit. 24 kilometers of galleries the place masterpieces follow 1 one more, perfectly confined among marble columns, golden chandeliers, painted ceilings, wooden mosaic floors.
Among the museum’s most prestigious artifacts are 24 paintings by Rembrandt (rooms N°253 and 254). Portraits, style scenes, spiritual subjects or Greek mythology: the exhibition traces the evolution of his artwork, his philosophical history, and the dramas of his personalized existence. Italian artwork is also in the spotlight with Leonardo da Vinci’s Benois Madonna and Madonna Litta (Room 214) Raphael’s spectacular dressing rooms (Room 227) Michelangelo’s emblematic Squatting Boy (Room 230) or Caravaggio’s paintings (Room 260). Also to be witnessed: the well known “Peacock Clock”, in the Pavilion room (N°204), which rings every single Wednesday at 7 pm.
Greek mythology, Egyptian sarcophagi, Scythian treasure (room N°11 to fourteen), Italian portray, Asian arts, Jap cultures, and, of course, the largest assortment of paintings in the environment with 16,000 canvases (Rembrandt, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, Matisse, Rubens, …): it is explained that it would acquire a life span to contemplate just about every of the will work in the Hermitage Museum’s assortment. The digital go to will unquestionably allow for us to uncover a smaller aspect of it.